The girls and I started our Christmas break today. I was feeling brave (and patient) so I decided to try cooking with both girls at once. It was a grand mess, but a lot of fun! First, I let Katherine and Rachel demolish their gingerbread houses (they've been sitting on the counter for three weeks) and eat any candy they could pry off. Then we made dipped pretzels. Let's just say it was a good thing I waited until afterward to clean the floor! Katherine had to try out every single type of decoration and colored sugar. Rachel was so enthusiastic about shaking that she tended to pound the shaker on the pretzels until they were just a pile of crumbs in a pool of almond bark. These were some lavishly decorated pretzels! After we'd sampled the goods and I scrubbed the floor and counters, we took plates of pretzels to the neighbors. What fun!
Oh, Rachel has learned to ham for the camera and hollers "cheese". No more fake sneezes to get her to smile!